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Garfield man seriously injured in northern Minnesota snowmobile crash
Osakis plans new ideas for trail
Law enforcement blotter: Tuesday, Jan. 17
Learning to lead: Police captain attends FBI Academy
Meet the new Pet of the Week: Garby (w/video)
Girls Hockey: Ellingson scores four in win at Detroit Lakes
Boys hockey: Cards shut out River Lakes to keep cruising
Boys basketball: Osakis runs past Bears to 8-2
Boys basketball: Defense guides WCA past Sebeka
Boys basketball: Defense guides WCA past Sebeka
Roast with the most
COMMUNITY ED: Secure your memories in photographs
An artist's touch
COMMUNITY ED: Zumba combines fitness and dance
Area students encouraged to apply for artist mentor scholarship
Births - Jan. 13, 2017
Wedding - Hanson and Lund
Wedding - Prescott and Harberts
Births - Jan. 6, 2017
Engaged - Wood and Netter
Morken: Step up and take part in deer management
Perch: A top winter attraction
Locals catch big bull redfish near South Padre Island
Morken: One final lesson as another season slips away
PF release: New Continuous CRP SAFE acres started Jan. 1
Elizabeth "Liz" Gillen
Benjamin Harvey Meyers
Noy Veronica Wagner
Roger E. Larson
EDITORIAL: When bad weather and fast drivers collide
LETTER: Use caution during Minnesota winters
FROM THE ARCHIVES - 1992: New Villard elementary school opens
LETTER: Restoring water quality on lakes is up to citizens
IN THE KNOW: FBI National Academy reinforced core beliefs
Farmland rental rates dropping overall
Selecting seed for your garden
Cow/Calf Days Seminar Tour coming to the area
Irrigation Clinic to be held in Parkers Prairie
Winter Garden College: Tools to tackle yard and garden problems
Osakis distillery plans cocktail room
Viking Savings Bank to rebrand with move to new location
2017 Alexandria Lakes Area Visitors Guide is now available
Stallman named WCI interim president
A fresh start for Alex Tailoring
hires and promotions
On The Street
January 6, 2017
Get creative at the library
Time to get those creative juices flowing through artistic outlets at the Douglas County Library. In 2017, the library is offering something new and several continuing events. Crafts for the Un-Crafty once a month, the Handicraft Support Group twice a month, Adult Coloring every Friday,...
January 6, 2017 - 11:00am
November 2, 2016
Bookshelves teem with many topics, genres
Often throughout each day, I step out of my office at the Douglas County Library and take a walk around the library. This gives me the opportunity to make sure that things are running smoothly. I look for people who may need directions or suggestions. I also look to make sure that...
November 2, 2016 - 10:00am
June 8, 2016
Library kicks off summer reading opportunities
The Douglas County Library is starting to heat up for the summer. Our staff is enjoying the return of the summer patrons, fresh from their winter abodes. We also share the excitement of the students in our area, who are ready for a fun, adventurous and well-read summer, and their...
June 8, 2016 - 12:00am
April 2, 2016
First Douglas County Library Edible Book Festival a success!
The first Edible Book Festival at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria was a success, according to organizers. Twenty-three entires came...
April 2, 2016 - 5:19pm
February 3, 2016
Library Column: Come together for this year's Community Read
It’s Community Read Month! This year, Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger is the Community Read selection. Everyone is encouraged to read the book, discuss it with friends and family, and attend sponsored events. Ordinary Grace, published in 2013 and set in 1961, is the story...
February 3, 2016 - 12:00am
January 27, 2016
Deadline nears for library board position
The deadline for applying for an open position on the Douglas County Library Board is this Friday, Jan. 29, at noon. The governing body of the library is composed of seven members appointed by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners from recommendations submitted by the current...
January 27, 2016 - 12:00am
December 18, 2015
LIBRARY: New DVD display, holiday card exchange debut at library
I love working at the Douglas County Library. Every day brings new excitement and new challenges. Seeing and interacting with our patrons is my favorite part of the job. Whatever we do is ultimately to benefit, enrich, inform and entertain the citizens of Douglas County and the library...
December 18, 2015 - 12:00am
December 11, 2015
Meet the author
Author John Warner will sign his book, Every Foreign Land on Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Douglas County Library in Alexandria. Every...
December 11, 2015 - 12:00am
December 4, 2015
Douglas County Library has much to offer
Challenge: Close your eyes and picture a library. What do you see? I’m guessing you might see books, shelves, happy faces and helpful librarians. If you are a computer user, you might see the computers. If you are a parent, you may see stacks upon stacks of children’s books. Your...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00am
December 2, 2015
YOU ASKED: Why does the library need video surveillance?
Everyone has seen them in one establishment or another: the signs warning patrons that there is video surveillance and they may be on camera. However,...
December 2, 2015 - 12:00am
November 18, 2015
Douglas County Library offers winter services
As fall turns to winter, the Douglas County Library is prepared to serve your seasonal informational, recreational and cultural needs. Our shelves are always full with new books, DVDs, audiobooks and magazines. We buy as many bestsellers, critically-acclaimed gems and unique and interesting...
November 18, 2015 - 12:00am
June 12, 2015
For the Record
MEETINGS ALEXANDRIA PLANNING COMMISSION MONDAY, JUNE 15 Meeting in Alexandria City Council chambers: 1. 7:00 p.m. – Public hearing: Conditional Use Permit for Paul Carlsen on behalf of Lund Manufacturing to allow open and outdoor storage and display of docks, boat lifts and...
June 12, 2015 - 12:00am
Carnegie building is sold
A sold sign recently went up at a landmark Alexandria building – the Carnegie building, which once housed the Douglas County Library. When...
September 12, 2014 - 12:00am
September 2, 2014
Douglas County Library to go offline on Wednesday
The Douglas County Library will be offline tomorrow, Wednesday, September 3. The Viking Library System, which includes the Douglas County Library, is upgrading its computer network to better serve its patrons. This upgrade will require the cables and connections that bring the...
September 2, 2014 - 4:48pm
August 13, 2014
The Friends of the Library, a nonprofit organization that supports the Douglas County Library in Alexandria, hosted its annual used book sale...
August 13, 2014 - 12:00am